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Meanies go home!
— Sam Star, "Big Sister Sam"

Samantha "Sam" Star[1] is Herb and Margie's daughter and the older sister of Patrick Star and Squidina Star. She first appears in the episode "Big Sister Sam."


Sam is a large, obese, strong and muscular sea star with dark pink skin with red dots across her body. She is roughly twice the size of Patrick. She has black hair which she wears in a side ponytail that is fastened with a light lime green scrunchie. Her outfit consists of a blue-violet top with flowers that are similar to Patrick's pants and are the same color as her hair scrunchie, as well as a matching skirt.

Sam has a very deep voice, similar to a caveman's. She often calls herself "Sister Sam." She can literally put on her mean face whenever she completely loses her temper by turning her head around. She becomes very aggressive and destructive and can end up destroying anything.


Sam is shown to be highly aggressive by her clarity. This can be true as she is easily angered by any person she does not recognize. However, she expresses a brotherly bond with her younger brother and defends him from SpongeBob when she mistook physical contact as aggression.

In addition to her supportive behavior, her level of intelligence is relatively lower than Patrick's as she speaks incomplete language and has no regard for other people. She talks in third person.


She was the first child and only daughter of Herb and Margie Star.

She was lost in a surf when she and Patrick were kids, but eventually returned and gave Patrick a visit at some point.

Role in episode

Sam comes to town to visit Patrick. She then gets very violent and aggressive, demolishing SpongeBob and Squidward's houses. Squidward angrily objects, but she gets angry at him. She steals stuff from Squidward's house until it is completely destroyed.


  • Sam mispronounces "brother" as "brubber" and "decorate" as "blecorate."
  • She is similar to the Incredible Hulk, due to her speaking in the third person and her exceeding strength.
  • She has the same hair color as her mother.
  • In the episode "Something Smells," Patrick mentions how he does not have a sister, contrary to Sam's existence.
    • The "Something Smells" inconsistency could be seen as Patrick not remembering Sam, from either his low intelligence or that Sam was lost in the surf when Patrick was very young.
  • According to Vincent Waller, they were considering adding Sam to The Patrick Star Show, but so far, she will not appear in the series, with Squidina Star in her place as Patrick's sister.[2]